CBK Busts Fake Doctors Association, Raids Unani Hospital And Its Allied Dispensaries

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Crime Branch

Srinagar: The sleuths of Crime Branch Kashmir carried out raids at twelve places across the Kashmir residence and offices of so called office bearers of a self styled AYUSH Doctors association Kashmir (ADAK).

Inside sources said that during the raid, the sleuths of the CBK seized incriminating materials including files, fake letter heads and records alongside the various computer and sophisticated electronic items etc from their possession of several doctors.

Sources told that raids were conducted at twelve locations in Unani Hosiptal Shaltang, ISM Department offices at Srinagar Bemina, Shaltang, Lawaypora, Zainakote, Rainawari, Kupwara, Botingo, Bandipora  and Sopore.

The raid was conducted swiftly by various teams constituted by Crime Branch Kashmir headed by deputy SP level officer, sources said.

Taking cognizance of series of complaints, Crime Branch investigated  the case under PV-75/2020 and finally registered FIR 34/2021 US IPC sections of 420 (cheating), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 506 (criminal intimidation) besides 5(2) Prevention of Corruption Act 420, 120-B and 506 of IPC besides 5(2) Prevention of Corruption Act against all self styled office bearers for running a fake association.

The residences of Dr Zahoor Ahmad Tantry Self style Sr. Vice President at Bohipora, Kupwara posted as Medical Officer Govt. Unani Dispensary , Gushee Kupwara, and working as self style Admo Kupwara.Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Paray  Self Style President,House No; 05, Trison City , Lawaypora Narbal working as B-Grade Specialist (Unani) Govt. Unani Dispensary , Kursoo-Rajbagh , Srinagar.In-charge Nodal Officer, AYUSH Health & Wellness Centres, Operating from, Unani Hospital  Shalteng Srinagar. Dr  Shabir Ahmad Parray Self Style Vice President R/O, Mustafa Abad, Zainakot. Medical Officer Govt. Unani Dispensary, Village Karhama.Dr  Farooq Naqashbandi Self Style Genral Secretary,R/O,  New Light Colony, Sopore.working as In-charge Medical Officer , Unani Hospital  Shalteng Srinagar. Dr Shiraz Ahmad Lone,Self Style Treasurer  R/O, Hasssibhat  Rainawari, Srinagar.Medical officer Unani Health & Wellness Centers, Unani hospital Shaltang Srinagar.Dr Mohammad Amin Kawa,Self Style Secreatary posted as Medical officer unani Dispensary  Khenoosa Bandipora. Dr. Javaid Hussian Mugloo, Self Style Publicity Secretary R/O Mughal Mohalla  Lal Bazar Srinagar. Medical Officer (Unani) at JLNM Hospital AYUSH Unit.Dr Riyaz Ahmad Taili, Self Style Secretary R/O, Noorbagh Bagwan pora ,  Srinagar. Posted as Medical Officer (Unani) at JLNM Hospital AYUSH Unit in connection with a case related to alleged running fake associations, blackmailing, extortion, harassment to Indian System of Medicines (ISM) employees.

Quoting a senior officer of the crime branch, said the raids were carried out in relation to the FIR 34/2021 US IPC sections of 420 (cheating), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 506 (criminal intimidation) besides 5(2) Prevention of Corruption Act 420, 120-B and 506 of IPC besides 5(2) Prevention of Corruption Act, against all self styled office bearers( President, Senior Vice president, Vice president, Treasurer, Joint Secretary and organizing secretary)  for running a fake associations across the UT, since 2010 and caring illegal activities besides running unauthorised account in jk bank.

Taking cognizance of series of complaints, Crime Branch investigated  the case under PV-75/2020 and finally registered FIR 34/2021 US IPC sections of 420 (cheating), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 506 (criminal intimidation) besides 5(2) Prevention of Corruption Act 420, 120-B and 506 of IPC besides 5(2) Prevention of Corruption Act against all self styled office bearers for running a fake association.

The fake Association was resorting to impersonation, blackmailing, extortion, harassment  to Indian System of Medicines (ISM) employees, as surfaced during the probe.

During the course of probe, it transpired that the Association is not registered either with Registrar Societies or any Government Department and is running in violation of the SRO-160 and service conduct rules. The letter heads used by the self-styled office bearers (8 doctors) was used on fictitious names and with different fake addresses.

It was also revealed during probe that an account has been opened illegally in J&K Bank Kakasaria Srinagar in the year 2010, to run the activities by allegedly demanding money from ISM employees for different pretexts like making complaints before higher authorities against innocent employees, blackmailing of superior and supervisory staff and managing of premature transfers and attachments as per their wishes, sources said.

The master mind of the illegal association is allegedly Dr. Zahoor Ahmad  Tantry, self styled Senior Vice president who is known in the department for his dubious character and filing of false , frivolous, fictitious  and  baseless complaints, RTI  applications, court cases on the names of his relatives , pseudo names or on the name of his landlords, as a tool for criminal intimidation. The Forensic Laboratory J&K Srinagar vide their report No:  FSL/43-Dec-Sgr dated 04-06-2015 has proved involvement of Dr Zahoor Tantry in impersonation and forgery.

Pertinently, the self styled senior Vice president Dr Zahoor Ahmad Tantry is already facing another FIR 211/2013 US under sections 419, 371, and 468 under the Ranbir Penal Code registered with Police Station Sadder Srinagar. The case has been challaned and submitted to the court of 2nd Additional Munsiff Srinagar, who have even issued non bailable warrants against him in the year 2018.   Many departmental enquiries are also pending against Dr Zahoor Tantry, sources added.

One such enquiry constituted vide No. DISM/PS/6345-50 dated 29.02.2014, when employees of the department went on strike against the misconduct of Dr Zahoor Ahmed Tantantry and after ordering Inquries which concluded that

 ” Dr Tantry is threat to fellow colleagues and has vitiated atmosphere breeding indiscipline and anarchy in the department and to safeguard the interest of the public and department,  he is a fit case for removal from the rolls of the department so that right signal goes to one and all in the public interest” the employees resumed their work. He is threat to the peace and law and order in UT revels the source on the condition not to be named.

Administrative Department H&ME in another enquiry appointed Assistant Director Health Kashmir (Dr. Bashir Ahmad Malik) as enquiry officer vide No.199-HME of 2015 dated 02.06.2015 to look into the gross misconduct of Dr.Zahoor Tantry.  The report submitted by the enquiry officer recommended that ”Dr ZahoorTantry has shown violations in his conduct and behaviour in the Department of ISM. He needs to be directed to submit a written apology that he will remain careful in future duly attested by First Class Magistrate and if he continues to show indiscipline, disobedience, and unwanted behaviour in the department , the action warranted under rules may be recommended against him which may even amount to his ouster from the Department”   Documents reveal.

 In another significant move, Administrative Department H&ME  vide Govt. order No: 108-HME of 2017 dated: 11-12-2017,  had appointed Additional Secretary to Government as enquiry officer to consolidate all the pending files of  misconduct of Dr. Zahoor Ahmad Tantry within 15 days ,the final report  of which is still awaited source added.

The office bearers of this illegally run association in the state of J&K have been roaming Scott free from one district to another and one province to another and in different higher offices, media houses, without any permission from competent authorities and are reportedly being shielded by the officers/officials in the department, even assigned sensitive assignments were chances of harassment of employees and corruption is high, sources revealed on the condition of anonymity. How come a medical officer be posted in District office or Dy office who are already facing criminal charges, what’s the compulsion of authorities to allow them act as self styled District, Dy Director and even Director in the Department the sources claim.

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